Situated at the western entrance to Beverly Hills and adjacent to an iconic I. M. Pei building, the Gores Group site stands out. The design team made sure the three-story structure would hold its own among impressive surroundings by creating a façade of sculpted limestone and slump glass, fabricated by a company that produces curved airplane windows. This distinctive skin turns an otherwise rectangular box into a sculptural experience. Inside, details like ash paneling create luxurious warmth.
Location Beverly Hills
Scope 135,000 square feet
Architect Belzberg Architects
Interior Design Joan Behnke
-Conference room lit by a pixelated ceiling composed of Plexiglas square rods and hollow wood square tubes with lighting to give the effect of an inverted skyline.
-Curved stair railing is made up of shaped, compound-curved, wooden slats that are lit within the hollow rounded railing.
– Due to an I beam in the structure that supports the roof, the ceiling was sculpted with inspiration from architecture found in Sardinia. The beam is unexposed, as it is encapsulated by the sculpted plaster and integrated light source.